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The Children’s Hospital Foundation is here to help and support you during your stay at Queensland Children’s Hospital. Information on all the services we provide can be found on this page, if you’d like to request any of our services or programs, please speak to a member of our friendly team or click the quick link at the top of the page to submit a request.

This journey is an example of how we can support a family like yours.


Be welcomed by our Woolworths Wayfinders


Meet our team through an inpatient orientation and receive a handmade quilt

Bravery Beads

Collect bravery beads to tell your story of courage and strength

Craft Pack

Collect a craft activity pack from the ward or Family Lounge

Bedside Play

Our volunteers visit your bedside with lots of games and toys to play with

Preparing for surgery

Be supported by our Operating Theatre volunteers

…and waking up

Our recovery volunteers will be ready with a warm blanket as you wake up from surgery

Borrow Toys

Choose your favourite toys or find a new one to try from our toy and games loans library

Borrow Books

Choose from thousands of children's and adults books in the Scholastic Book Bunker


Come and visit our Kidzone playroom full of fun and offering child minding for children over 2 years


Explore the hospital and find the giant Play 9 digital game screens and Wishing Tree

Family Visit

Family come to visit including little siblings

Cuddle Carer

Steggles Cuddle Carer volunteers provide comforting cuddles to patients and siblings under 2 years

Happy Birthday!

We help you celebrate your birthday in hospital with a couple of little surprises

More and more fun!

Stay entertained with toys, books, visits to Kidzone and more!


Our Green Team stop by to say goodbye and assist you in preparing to leave hospital

Stay in Touch

Continue collecting Bravery Beads for ongoing care and let us know if you're back for an appointment

We’re here to help!

We are here to support you and your family throughout your time in hospital.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to access any (or all!) of our services so you can make a request online.

Thank you to CHF for bringing smiles to our kids. Liam loved the books that the Book Bunker volunteers provided this morning.

Hiep, Liam’s mum

We highly value the CHF services and resources for our young child and family during years of hospital stays that has greatly enhanced the quality and experiences away from our interstate home.

Patrick Snr, Patrick’s dad

All the little things the Foundation offers make a huge difference to long stays in hospital. The staff are AMAZING and super caring.

Jodie, Archie’s mum

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is honestly a godsend!

Kristy, Mahalia’s mum

How our supporters help patients and families

Figures relate to FY 2021/22.

Fundraise for sick kids!

Many families often ask how they can give something back to help other families. Holding a fundraising event is a great way to raise funds and get your family, friends and community involved.

You could run a marathon, hold a morning or afternoon tea, sell raffle tickets, host a charity golf day or do something within your school community, the possibilities are endless.

Through fundraising for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, you can fund cutting-edge equipment, vital treatment and on the ground support for Queensland kids and their families.